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MOHEGAN ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER FISCAL 2024 OPERATING RESULTS

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (“Mohegan,” “we” or “our”) today announced operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2023.

“We are thrilled that Mohegan INSPIRE has received its five-star hotel rating in January and opened the casino on February 3rd,” said Raymond Pineault, Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan. “The five-star rating is a testament to our pursuit for excellence and commitment to providing world-class experiences. We are looking forward to more amenities coming online in the ensuing months.”

Mohegan Operating Results










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                    425,232


$                    406,621


$               18,611


4.6 %

Income from operations

31,970


70,229


(38,259)


(54.5) %

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan

(97,019)


807


(97,826)


N.M.

Adjusted EBITDA1

79,002


101,055


(22,053)


(21.8) %









“Quarterly net revenues increased $18.6 million compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to continued growth in Mohegan Digital and non-gaming revenues from Mohegan INSPIRE,” said Carol Anderson, Chief Financial Officer of Mohegan. “However our consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of  $79.0 million decreased $22.1 million compared with the prior-year period due to a number of factors, primarily operating costs related to the opening of Mohegan INSPIRE, non-controlling interest adjustments at Niagara Resorts, and low table hold at a few of our properties.”

Our Adjusted EBITDA margin of 18.6% was 627 basis points unfavorable compared with the prior-year period.

_____________________________

1 Refer to the Reconciliation of Non-US GAAP Financial Measures for a discussion and reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA.

Mohegan Sun










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                    228,410


$                    239,403


$             (10,993)


(4.6) %

Income from operations

41,514


51,339


(9,825)


(19.1) %

Net income attributable to Mohegan Sun

41,466


51,275


(9,809)


(19.1) %

Adjusted EBITDA

58,066


67,810


(9,744)


(14.4) %


Net revenues decreased $11.0 million compared with the prior-year period primarily due to lower gaming volumes and table hold for the quarter. Non-gaming growth was primarily driven by food and tenant revenues, but partially offset by lower hotel and beverage revenues. Adjusted EBITDA of $58.1 million  and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 25.4% were 14.4% and 290 basis points unfavorable, respectively compared with the prior-year period. Adjusting for normalized table hold, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $61.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin would have been 26.4%, down $3.4 million and 93 basis points, respectively, from the prior-year period.

Mohegan Pennsylvania










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      59,045


$                      59,778


$                  (733)


(1.2) %

Income from operations

7,233


9,208


(1,975)


(21.4) %

Net income attributable to Mohegan
Pennsylvania

7,254


9,208


(1,954)


(21.2) %

Adjusted EBITDA

10,351


12,126


(1,775)


(14.6) %


Net revenues decreased $0.7 million compared with the prior-year period primarily due to lower gaming volumes, which were partially offset by strong food, beverage and hotel revenues. Adjusted EBITDA of $10.4 million was 14.6% unfavorable compared with the prior-year period. The Adjusted EBITDA margin of 17.5% was 276 basis points unfavorable compared with the prior-year period.

Niagara Resorts










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      74,155


$                      74,020


$                    135


0.2 %

Income from operations

3,318


7,966


(4,648)


(58.3) %

Net income attributable to Niagara
Resorts

129


3,746


(3,617)


(96.6) %

Adjusted EBITDA

4,879


11,914


(7,035)


(59.0) %

Adjusted EBITDA before NCI

8,315


11,914


(3,599)


(30.2) %


Net revenues increased $0.1 million compared with the prior-year period driven by strong food, beverage and entertainment revenues. During the same period, the gaming revenue component decreased $5.8 million due to lower volumes and table hold in the quarter. Adjusted EBITDA of $4.9 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin of 6.6%, were unfavorable 59.0% and 952 basis points respectively.

On July 31, 2023, our partner exercised its option to convert its debenture to a 40% non-controlling equity ownership in Niagara Resorts, which impacted Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin in the current period. Before the effect of the non-controlling interest and normalized for table hold, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $11.0 million with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14.0%, which would have been $0.7 million and 175 bps unfavorable  compared with the prior-year period. 

Mohegan Digital










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      36,187


$                      11,164


$               25,023


224.1 %

Income from operations

16,417


7,113


9,304


130.8 %

Net income attributable to Mohegan
Digital

16,509


7,338


9,171


125.0 %

Adjusted EBITDA

16,490


7,331


9,159


124.9 %


Net revenues increased $25.0 million compared with the prior-year period, partially due to an accounting adjustment which increased both net revenues and expenses by $14.0 million due to how Connecticut requires that online casino and sports wagering payments be made to the state. Adjusted EBITDA of $16.5 million was $9.2 million favorable compared with the prior-year period, and Mohegan Digital continues to focus on growth and profitability.

Management, development and other










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                      24,280


$                      14,845


$                 9,435


63.6 %

Income (loss) from operations

(23,621)


5,124


(28,745)


N.M.

Net loss attributable to management,
development and other

(101,468)


(16,590)


(84,878)


(511.6) %

Adjusted EBITDA

(1,234)


10,071


(11,305)


N.M.


Net revenues increased $9.4 million primarily due to the opening of non-gaming amenities at Mohegan INSPIRE, as well as a $3.6 million adjustment in inter-company revenue that was fully offset by an equal increase in inter-company expenses related to the accounting treatment for Niagara Resorts entertainment items. The Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.2 million was $11.3 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to operating costs associated with the opening of Mohegan INSPIRE. Net income for the period was $84.9 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to a loss on fair value adjustment driven by changes in the estimated value of the warrants and put option along with pre-opening expenses and higher interest costs related to Mohegan INSPIRE.

All other










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                         7,436


$                        8,453


$               (1,017)


(12.0) %

Loss from operations

(1,891)


(597)


(1,294)


(216.8) %

Net loss attributable to all other

(3,685)


(2,436)


(1,249)


(51.3) %

Adjusted EBITDA

(277)


1,046


(1,323)


(126.5) %


The Adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.3 million was $1.3 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to decreased gaming revenues at Mohegan Casino Las Vegas, resulting from unfavorable table hold. Normalized for table hold, Mohegan Las Vegas Adjusted EBITDA would have been $2.9 million in the current period. 

Corporate










Three Months Ended


Variance

($ in thousands, unaudited)

December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022


$


%

Net revenues

$                               (3)


$                            159


$                  (162)


N.M.

Loss from operations

(10,919)


(10,054)


(865)


(8.6) %

Net loss attributable to corporate

(57,224)


(51,864)


(5,360)


(10.3) %

Adjusted EBITDA

(9,192)


(9,373)


181


1.9 %


Adjusted EBITDA was $0.2 million favorable compared with the prior-year period. Net loss was $5.4 million unfavorable compared with the prior-year period, primarily due to higher interest costs.

Other Information

Liquidity

As of December 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023, Mohegan held cash and cash equivalents of $226.4 million and $217.3 million, respectively. Inclusive of letters of credit, which reduce borrowing availability, Mohegan had $124.6 million of borrowing capacity under its senior secured credit facility and line of credit as of December 31, 2023. In addition, inclusive of letters of credit, which reduce borrowing availability, the Niagara Resorts had $37.7 million of borrowing capacity under the Niagara Resorts revolving credit facility and swingline facility as of December 31, 2023.

Conference Call

Mohegan will host a conference call regarding its first quarter fiscal 2024 operating results on February 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Those interested in participating on the call should dial as follows:

(877) 407-0890
+1(201) 389-0918 (International)

A live stream and subsequent replay of the call will also be available at: https://www.webcast-eqs.com/mohegan20240208

Please note that a short video presentation will be displayed in the live stream. 

Call-in participants should join five minutes in advance to ensure they are connected prior to the initiation of the call. Questions and answers will be reserved for call-in analysts and investors. Interested parties also may listen to a replay of the entire conference call commencing two hours after the call’s completion on Thursday, February 8, 2024. This replay will run through Thursday, February 22, 2024.

About Mohegan

Mohegan is the owner, developer, and manager of premier entertainment resorts in the United States, Canada, and Northern Asia. Mohegan’s U.S. operations include resorts in Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nevada; Canadian operations are based in Niagara Falls, Ontario; and Mohegan INSPIRE is located in Incheon, South Korea. The brand’s iGaming division, Mohegan Digital, provides cutting-edge online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s loyal fan base and meets the digital needs of customers on a global scale. Mohegan is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA. For more information on Mohegan and its properties, please visit www.mohegangaming.com.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Some information included within this press release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements may include information relating to business development activities, as well as capital spending, financing sources, the effects of regulation, including gaming and tax regulation, and increased competition. These statements can sometimes be identified by our use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect” or “intend” and similar expressions. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated future results and, accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. The forward-looking statements included within this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. We cannot assure you that projected results or events will be achieved or will occur.

Contact:
Joffre Wells
Vice President of Capital Markets, Investor Relations & Corporate Treasurer
Mohegan
(860) 862-9135

MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)



Three Months Ended


December 31, 2023


December 31, 2022

Revenues:




Gaming

$                 285,683


$                 280,889

Food and beverage

43,707


38,413

Hotel

31,563


29,553

Retail, entertainment and other

64,279


57,766

Net revenues

425,232


406,621

Operating costs and expenses:




Gaming

159,088


143,317

Food and beverage

36,885


32,490

Hotel

11,695


12,678

Retail, entertainment and other

25,030


23,005

Advertising, general and administrative

95,726


80,078

Corporate

14,437


13,998

Depreciation and amortization

28,301


25,020

Other, net

22,100


5,806

Total operating costs and expenses

393,262


336,392

Income from operations

31,970


70,229

Other income (expense):




Interest income

701


392

Interest expense, net

(66,272)


(56,404)

Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt

(116)


(2,633)

Loss on fair value adjustment

(62,580)


(8,800)

Other, net

(548)


(605)

Total other expense

(128,815)


(68,050)

Income (loss) before income tax

(96,845)


2,179

Income tax provision

(122)


(1,372)

Net income (loss)

(96,967)


807

Income attributable to non-controlling interests

(52)


Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan

$                  (97,019)


$                        807


MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
RECONCILIATION OF NON-US GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted EBITDA Explanation:

Net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, is a commonly used measure of performance in the casino and hospitality industry. EBITDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”). Mohegan historically has evaluated its operating performance with the non-GAAP measure, Adjusted EBITDA, which as used in this press release, primarily represents EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain non-cash and other items as exhibited in the following reconciliation.

Adjusted EBITDA provides an additional way to evaluate Mohegan’s operations and, when viewed with both Mohegan’s GAAP results and the reconciliation provided, Mohegan believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides a more complete understanding of its financial performance than could be otherwise obtained absent this disclosure. Adjusted EBITDA is presented solely as a supplemental disclosure because: (1) Mohegan believes it enhances an overall understanding of Mohegan’s past and current financial performance; (2) Mohegan believes it is a useful tool for investors to assess the operating performance of the business in comparison to other operators within the casino and hospitality industry because Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain items that may not be indicative of Mohegan’s operating results; (3) measures that are comparable to Adjusted EBITDA are often used as an important basis for the valuation of casino and hospitality companies; and (4) Mohegan uses Adjusted EBITDA internally to evaluate the performance of its operating personnel and management and as a benchmark to evaluate its operating performance in comparison to its competitors.

The use of Adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, any US GAAP financial measure including net income (as an indicator of Mohegan’s performance) or cash flows provided by operating activities (as an indicator of Mohegan’s liquidity), nor should it be considered as an indicator of Mohegan’s overall financial performance. Mohegan’s calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is likely to be different from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA or other similarly titled measurements used by other casino and hospitality companies, and therefore, comparability may be limited. Adjusted EBITDA eliminates certain items from net income, such as interest and depreciation and amortization, that are items that have been incurred in the past and will continue to be incurred in the future; and therefore, should be considered in the overall evaluation of Mohegan’s results.  Mohegan compensates for these limitations by providing relevant disclosures of items excluded in the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, both in its reconciliation to the US GAAP financial measure of net income and in its consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating its results. Mohegan strongly encourages investors to review its financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.



Three Months Ended December 31, 2023

($ in thousands)


Mohegan
Sun


Mohegan
Pennsylvania


Niagara
Resorts


Mohegan
Digital


Management,
development
and other


All other


Corporate


Eliminations


Consolidated

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan


$    41,466


$          7,254


$        129


$     16,509


$        (101,468)


$   (3,685)


$   (57,224)


$              —


$          (97,019)

Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests




119


(73)


6





52

Income tax provision




94



28





122

Interest income



(21)


(597)


(19)


(64)





(701)

Interest expense, net


48



3,573



14,856


1,794


46,001



66,272

Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt








116



116

Loss on fair value adjustment






62,580





62,580

Other, net






441



188


(81)


548

Income (loss) from operations


41,514


7,233


3,318


16,417


(23,621)


(1,891)


(10,919)


(81)


31,970

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interests




(3,436)


73


(6)





(3,369)

Depreciation and amortization


16,326


3,124


4,393



2,811


1,600


47



28,301

Other, net


226


(6)


604



19,582


14


1,680



22,100

Adjusted EBITDA


$    58,066


$        10,351


$     4,879


$     16,490


$            (1,234)


$      (277)


$     (9,192)


$            (81)


$           79,002







Three Months Ended December 31, 2022

($ in thousands)


Mohegan
Sun


Mohegan
Pennsylvania


Niagara
Resorts


Mohegan
Digital


Management,
development
and other


All other


Corporate


Eliminations


Consolidated

Net income (loss) attributable to Mohegan


$    51,275


$          9,208


$      3,746


$       7,338


$          (16,590)


$   (2,436)


$   (51,864)


$            130


$               807

Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests





(218)


218





Income tax (benefit) provision




1,473



(101)





1,372

Interest income


1



(151)


(7)


(235)



4


(4)


(392)

Interest expense, net


63



2,982



12,529


1,839


38,987


4


56,404

Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt








2,633



2,633

Loss on fair value adjustment






8,800





8,800

Other, net




(84)



503



186



605

Income (loss) from operations


51,339


9,208


7,966


7,113


5,124


(597)


(10,054)


130


70,229

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interests





218


(218)





Depreciation and amortization


16,496


2,883


3,903



70


1,606


62



25,020

Other, net


(25)


35


45



5,095


37


619



5,806

Adjusted EBITDA


$    67,810


$        12,126


$    11,914


$       7,331


$           10,071


$     1,046


$     (9,373)


$            130


$         101,055

SOURCE Mohegan

Originally published at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mohegan-announces-first-quarter-fiscal-2024-operating-results-302056830.html
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